Can you stop her flooding? About 30% of women report heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). For many of them, that flooding is chronic. There are several treatment options for chronic HMB, but how do they compare over the long run? Any treatment needs to account for the age of the patient, the severity of symptoms, the presence of other pelvic pathology, and near-term plans for childbearing. Which are the clear front-runners in the treatment strategy? And what about new therapies coming down the pipeline?
The goal of contraception should not only be to prevent pregnancy, but also to improve the user’s quality of life and to provide protection against preventable adverse health conditions, say Amanda Black and Anita Nelson in the newest edition of Contraceptive Technology.
Untangling the literature on obesity and contraception
Given the growing number of reproductive-age women who are obese, the impact that weight might have on contraceptive efficacy is important for reproductive providers caring for patients, and for public health as well as for personal health in general. Generally, there are few appropriately designed studies for any contraceptive method that explore the relationship between contraceptive efficacy and obesity. Although it does appear that obesity adversely affects contraceptive steroid hormone pharmacokinetics (e.g. drug levels and how drugs are metabolized), the literature has been conflicting regarding the impact on effectiveness. In this monthly update, we peek between the covers of Contraceptive Technology to learn the latest perspective on obesity’s impact on hormonal contraceptive effectiveness.
Now available in a new 21st edition, this well-known text with more than 2 million copies in print has been the leading family planning resource... Read more
The Contraceptive Technology conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more